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Bandwidth Usage

By james_k1988
Apr 23, 2006
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  1. hey,

    im on a belkin 4 port router i have a 4meg b-band connection with 4 computers running up to the router and was wondering is there a way to give a 1 meg connection each to the 4 computers cus when im playing an online game & my dads downloading then i cant play they game and start lagging like heck for

    help for a windows XP pro (SP2) machine

    thanks in advance
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    only special routers can fo this or managed switchs
    I'm sure you read the manual on your router ,right??
    if not available got to there website and find FAQ sheets
    my router allows to stop access and and be setup on hrly or daily,weekly basis
    my switch allows to cap bandwidth
    if you have access to the machines'you can try putand hide the software (do google search) on there machines.
    I know of people saying they have shares like this and when using P2P on 1 the other is slow ,I have not had this issue on testing stations
    but when the router is getting hammered like this with 1 isp address you can get this problem
    another thought if using static
    the dns ip numbers try flipping them might just help
    do you know where the setting is for your nic
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Whoa, you got a router that can do that? Any suggestions on any newer routers with the same capability for ADSL2+?
  4. james_k1988

    james_k1988 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 290

    Hey, thanx for the quick response

    You meantion about flipping my DNS address, how would i go about doing that? And i dont know the settings for my NIC is :(
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I think when he meant flipping DNS, he meant go to:
    start>control panel>network connections>local area connection (or whatever you use to conenct to internet)>properties>Internet protocol (TCP/IP)>Properties>General.

    Then you see the bottom bit, there's the "Use the following DNS addresses", just switch the top numbers for the bottom ones.
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    it's not my router all I can do is stop access with that
    the intel switch router, not the same exactly, does the limiting
    here's some links
    1 2 3
    static setup for routers
    turn off dhcp in router
    each nic is static setup
    default gateway 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 what ever matchs the router lan ip
    the first numbers 192.168.1.10 and up for each nic
    default mask 255.255.255.0
    DNS ip numbers go down below
    find them in the router status type in your url 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 look for the staus and look for WAN dns
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    For XP users, OEM software is available to throttle p2p and file sharing.

    Vista (Longhorn) will have DRR enabled to eleminate bandwidth hogs (see Policy-based QoS)
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Think we're going off topic guys. Should have asked my question in another thread :p
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